Willamette Places 92 Bearcats on Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete Teams
SALEM, ORE. -- Willamette University placed a total of 92 student-athletes on the Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete Teams for 2006-07, as released by the NWC Office today. Twenty-two of Willamette’s selections were two-sport athletes (114 total awards). In order to qualify for an NWC Scholar-Athlete Team, each athlete had to earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 and had to participate in a full season with his or her varsity team.
A total of 49 athletes from Willamette’s men’s teams earned NWC Scholar-Athlete honors (including 11 two-sport athletes for 60 total awards). An additional 43 athletes from WU’s women’s teams received NWC Scholar-Athlete status (including 11 two-sport athletes for 54 total awards). The NWC announced Scholar-Athlete teams in 18 conference sports, plus a men’s at-large team and a women’s at-large team to cover non-conference sports.